It is hard to say no. We don’t want to disappoint others. We don’t want to look weak or incapable. We don’t want to come across as lacking compassion. We are afraid our no communicates a lack of love. So we say yes… again… again… and again, until we have nothing left to give. Where do we find the healthy balance?
The answer is healthy boundaries.
We create boundaries around our work, family, community responsibilities that help us define what we say yes to and what we say no to. To live within boundaries is to live a healthy life.